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12:40 PM ET, August 27, 2019

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Bernie Sanders / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bernie Sanders on his plans to reform the media if elected president, including a moratorium on major mergers and giving staff the option to purchase outlets  —  Walter Cronkite once said that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.”  He was absolutely right …
Hamilton Nolan / Splinter:
Journalists should not claim it's unfair to publish their tweets, even if done in bad faith, as they are not qualitatively different from the average person  —  Many journalists are very indignant that Trump allies are reportedly combing through social media to identify embarrassing things …
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A.G. Sulzberger / The New York Times Company:
NYT memo from Publisher A.G. Sulzberger: we'll respond to any legitimate problems appropriately and continue to cover the Trump administration like any other
New York Times:
Sources: pro-Trump operatives have collected dossiers of damaging old social media posts by journalists and are releasing them in response to critical coverage
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Netflix gives The Irishman a 27-day theatrical release window, its longest yet, starting November 1; major movie chains like AMC and Regal will not carry it  —  BREAKING: In its most ambitious ever theatrical rollout plan for one of its original productions, Netflix will give The Irishman …
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
The Al Franken allegations show that journalism is an inadequate substitute for conclusive proceedings, as we get to believe in whatever truth we like best  —  Investigative reporting started #MeToo.  We're now asking it to do too much.  —  Journalism has been among the heroes of the #MeToo movement.
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Q&A with CBS CEO Joe Ianniello on the challenges ahead for ViacomCBS, including whether it will be big enough to compete with other conglomerates  —  When former CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves was fired over sexual harassment allegations a year ago …
Discussion: @hcoster and @megjameslat
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Source: The Athletic will start offering one podcast episode per week in front of the paywall, with some advertising; it is launching 40 new podcasts on Tuesday  —  The Athletic, a subscription-based digital sports media company, will begin experimenting with putting some of its audio content …
Anthony D'Alessandro / Deadline:
Former Time Inc. CEO Rich Battista has been named the new CEO of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment  —  Rich Battista has been named the CEO of Imagine Entertainment, and will be joining the company immediately, based at its Beverly Hills headquarters.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: The Atlantic, recently making a profit of ~$10M, is now losing money due to 2018 decision to hire ~100 new staff; paywall launch planned after Sept. 2  —  The 162-year-old magazine to relaunch paywall after investment spree  —  Last year, the Atlantic put on hold its plans to launch …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Questioning Trump's stability based on his pattern of daily lies, distortions, and contradictions is reportorial, not political, in nature  —  New York (CNN Business)More erratic, more often.  —  I spent the week talking with major media figures at networks and newspapers.
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Quillette says controversial writer Andy Ngo is leaving as an editor, hours after the Portland Mercury surfaces incriminating video of Ngo with far-right group  —  The writer and photog is out of a job after being caught in incriminating undercover footage with right-wing activists.
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
YouTube says it will not negotiate with the YouTubers Union, which has joined IG Metall, a German metalworkers union; Google Germany has offered to meet  —  Google Germany did, however, invite the union to its headquarters for a meeting  —  YouTube says that it won't do business with the YouTubers Union …
Discussion: @reckless and hypebot
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
As streaming wars heat up, kids programming is serving as a way for streaming services to stand out, attract new subscribers, and then keep them  —  Why platforms are wooing the youngest viewers  —  When HBO partnered with the studio behind Sesame Street in 2015 to relocate Bert and Ernie …
 
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Los Angeles Times:
LAT partners with Hollywood Foreign Press Association to launch first LA Press Freedom Week, starting September 16, to highlight threats to a free press
Andy Bounds / Financial Times:
Research: boycott of The Sun newspaper in Merseyside, UK after 1989 Hillsborough disaster reduced Euroscepticism in the area and increased its Remain vote
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Caroline Crampton / Nieman Lab:
RadioPublic's CEO and CTO propose an open protocol, PodPass, that would allow podcast listeners to access premium content inside their usual listening app
Carolyn Dunn / @carolyndunncbc:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation correspondent says she was denied entry into the US as she tried to travel to Washington, DC, for a temporary assignment